A Vote of Thanks is an official speech where the speaker formally thanks individual or group of people for doing something, usually given to thanks the host, organizer or participants along with the people gathered to attend the ceremony, i.e., Chief Guest, Chairman, Teachers & Audience!
It is a crucial part of every event or ceremony; it dramatically impacts the function and to express it more effective manner.
For the first time speaker, it’s a bit tricky job, and sometimes they get nervous about the speech; here we will learn how to deliver a successful gratitude speech.
Why do you need the vote of thanks speech?
Every year, many schools and colleges organize a variety of seminars, conferences, and college days, whether it is an annual day, cultural festival, meeting, etc.
It is very crucial to thanks the guests, sponsors, organizers, volunteers; gratitude is a simple format of demonstration.
We had provided a various “vote of thanks speech” scripts, which you can use according to your need.
Vote of thanks speech for a farewell:
Good evening to the honourable chief guest, respected principal, invited chief guest, teachers and my dear students.
First of all, I would like to thank the Principal Madam, you gave me an opportunity to speak on this auspicious occasion, and it is a matter of honour for me.
On behalf of the entire institute, I would like to thanks the honourable chief guest, because school program can be complete without your presence and inspiring words.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Also, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the guests present today.
I would also like to thanks the student committee and the support staff, for the complete preparation of this farewell program, you got just two days’ time.
In this such a short time, you have made the best arrangements for this program, thank you wholeheartedly.
I have also obligated to the parents present here, your participation and suggestions always help us.
Finally, I would like to say,
GururBrahma GururVishnu GururDevo Maheshwaraha,
Guru Saakshaat ParaBrahma Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.
Vote of thanks speech for the national-level academic conference:
Honourable Chief Guest, Present Excellencies, Teachers and my dear Friends.
I thanks school/college/university for giving me the opportunity to express my gratitude on this special day.
It is the biggest day in the history of our university, today we have hosted the biggest education conference in India.
More than 300 representatives and more than 700 colleges and universities participating in this ceremony, this is a huge success in itself.
On behalf of the University Education Council, I express my heartfelt thanks to my Chief Guest, Union Minister of Education, Mr XYZ.
I would like to thanks all the respected representatives who have blessed us with their presence.
I would like to thanks the organizing team, teachers and staff members.
I would also like to thanks our transport and accommodation team; without you, this council would not have been possible. Thank you very much once again.
I would also like to thanks my digital partner XYZ Entertainment, radio partner 93.5, hospitality partner Brijesh Hotel, news partner Janata News.
Finally, I once again thank the Union Minister of Education, respected representatives and officials of participating colleges and universities; Thanks again for making this conference a success.
Vote of thanks for a function in school:
I convey my best wishes to the honourable chief guest, respected Chairman, beloved principal, teachers, parents and my dear friends.
I, ____________ the Students of ____________ consider the occasion as an honor and privilege to extend the Vote of Thanks.
Once a great man whispered, “Feeling thankfulness and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
Today, I take the opportunity to put all my gratitude into words.
On behalf of the school management and all the students I would like to thanks our chief guest _____________for taking his precious time out and consenting to be the Chief Guest. Sir, indeed you’re words have inspired the students.
I thanks our Respected Chairman ___________ who graced us with his presence and guidance. Thank you, sir, for sharing with us your words of wisdom.
We have been fortunate to be assisted by our principal ___________. You have been a constant support and you have given us a lot of encouragement. Thank you, Ma’am.
I thanks all the parents for their presence this morning. You always help us in carrying out such important events.
Last but not least, I thank you all the students for showing their interest in the program. I once again thanks everyone for making this program successful.
Vote of thanks speech for the seminar:
Good evening everyone, I am honoured and lucky to have the opportunity to give a vote of thanks on this special day.
I particularly liked Mr Sharma speeches, where he mentioned the need for digital education in this seminar, the way in which he explained this subject was extra-ordinary.
I would like to thanks all those organizing teams, teachers and staff members.
I must not forget to thanks the volunteers and the student teams who contributed to organizing this conference until the last days of the week.
Finally, I again want to thanks the Principal, respected Chairman and Trustees for participating in this seminar.
I would like to thank you again for making this event a success.
Vote of Thanks speech for last day in the office:
My greetings to all of you, I am feeling very happy and also very sad for goodbye to you today.
Goodbye is always tough, 17 years of service in my _______ company has been a very memorable journey.
I have met many great people like our boss Mr Suresh, my colleagues Mangesh, Mr Praveen, Mr Vasant, etc.
I never thought of how good the last days in this company would be for me and I am thankful to all of you for love.
I would like to thanks my boss Shri Venugopalraoji for guiding me in all my work. He never made me feel that we are his employees and he is our boss.
I will always remember my colleagues as a courageous and friendly leader. I just want to say one thing to all of you, you guys made me feel like I am here in my house.
Thank you so much for that. I could have sent an email to my office on the last day, but it might not have been enough for the beauty of the ceremony.
Thank you so much to my co-workers, my friends, staff and boss for hosting this beautiful farewell for me here on my last day.
It is very difficult for me to leave this company because for 17 years this company, office, colleagues had become a part of my life.
I cannot tell you how happy I am right now to receive this long service award. I will always treasure the memories here in this office and company.
Thank you very much to all of you.
Gratitude Speech for Independence Day:
On this auspicious day of Independence Day / Republic Day, I feel extremely proud to have the opportunity to give a vote of thanks speech on behalf of my school/college/office/company.
I feel very proud to be born in India and as a responsible citizen, as an Indian, it is our duty that we should celebrate such a glorious day.
I want to thanks all of you for being part of the Independence Day / Republic Day celebrations and for glorifying the day.
I would like to thanks our Principal / Head of Department / Boss for such a beautiful event.
Special thanks to the organizing team, students, volunteers, and this ceremony could not have been successful without them.
I would like to thank you all very much. Jai Hind! Jai Bharat!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What does vote of thanks mean?
A vote of thanks is a short speech, in which the speaker formally thanks all the person, who is responsible for doing something in the program.
How long should a vote of thanks be?
On average, your vote of thanks should be between 220 – 450 words, however, there are no rules laid down for it. In some cases, the length and content of your speech may vary. Many experts recommend that speech depends not only on the event but also on the mood of the audience.
What makes a great speech?
An ideal speech is given slowly and in a normal tone, it helps the audience to hear and understand the message clearly. Speaker must actively consider the listener’s expectations, interest and nature.
How do you start a thank you speech?
1. Start with an expression of gratitude.
2. Speak your respect for the people who honour you.
3. Tell a funny or touching story.
4. Name the people who helped you.
5. End it on a high note.
How do you conclude a speech?
1. Revise your research statement.
2. Rewrite your research statement.
3. Use specific examples.
4. Summarize your key points.
Conclusion for Vote of Thanks Speech:
Vote of Thanks Speech must be at the end of the function, it must be small, in which you must thanks to the Chief Guest, Principals, Teachers, Volunteers, Audience, and Sponsors, etc.